Consumer Banking Business In 13 Markets In Asia Pacific To Be Exited By Citigroup

Its consumer banking operations in 13 markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East will be closed down by Citigroup, the company has said. Instead of having separate operations in these identified markets, its four hubs in Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and London will be used to run these operations, said the…

Southeast Asian Delivery Giant Grab Contemplating Secondary Singapore Listing: Reuters

After getting listed on Nasdaq through a SPAC merger worth $40 million earlier in the week, the ride-hailing to delivery giant of Southeast Asia – Grab Holdings, is reported to be considering a secondary listing in its home market of Singapore, said a report published by the news agency Reuters quoting information from sources with…

Microsoft expands cloud solutions for healthcare customers, acquires Nuance for $16 billion

In a statement Microsoft Corp said, it would acquire artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc for around $16 billion. The development sees Microsoft’s expands in the cloud solutions for healthcare customers. The deal comes in the wake of a 2019 partnership wherein both companies had partnered to automate clinical administrative work including…

Nissan-backed WeRide receives permit to test passenger vehicles on public roads in California

In a statement California’s Department of Motor Vehicles said autonomous driving startup WeRide has received a permit to test two passenger vehicles on California’s public roads without a safety driver. Nissan and Mitsubishi,backed WeRide, is also testing its driverless vehicle in China’s southern city of Guangzhou. Technology and automakers are investing billions of dollars in…

Microsoft’s Healthcare Push, To Acquire AI Firm Nuance Communications For $16B

United States based software giant Microsoft Corp will be acquiring artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc in a deal worth about $6 billion in cash, the company said on Monday. Analysts said that this is a part of the strategy of Microsoft to further its business in the area of cloud strategy…